Applications for the ICU Design Citation award are now being accepted. Co-sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health, this award honors a critical care unit that combines functional ICU design with the humanitarian delivery of critical care.
Entries are blindly reviewed and evaluated on the following criteria:
- Commitment to promote a healing environment
- Safety, security and efficiency of the unit
- Innovative, unique aesthetic and creative design features
The award is given to the unit that best resolves both functional and humanitarian issues in a unique and complementary manner. The patient bedside area, overall unit design, integration of technology, staff/support areas, and family/waiting areas also are assessed.
The winning unit receives two plaques and one complimentary registration to the annual meetings of SCCM and AACN. Honorable mentions will also be awarded with two plaques. Citation recipients will be notified in November 2017.
Visit www.sccm.org/ICUDesignCitation for requirements and to begin the application process. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2017.